Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Update on Reward System

We are on day five of the reward system for Elijah and it seems to be working well. He is using more polite words and making better choices. He had two wonderful days at school. He earns tickets for behavior at school too. We are iced in again today!!! He will have to do some things around the house to earn his time for the computer and/or Wii. He has the choice of working on some educational games on the computer to earn some tickets too!!

His cough is still pretty bad. I may take a half a day tomorrow to take him into the pulmanologist. I am giving him breathing treatments pretty steady today to try to knock it out. He seems fine, except for the COUGH! He has had it for two weeks. There is no way to take him in today due to the ice. I already canceled one appointment for today and rescheduled it for next week!

OH I did get to tease Jacob this morning. He was hoping for no school today. He was still asleep at 8:00 and so I went in and said "Hey time to get up to go to school." He replied with REALLY and I said REALLY....he then sat up and started looking around. He saw how light it was outside and looked at me again and I pulled up the blinds to show him the snow. He said, "Thank goodness!" He knew by then school was canceled. This has been the worst winter. In the 20 years I have taught we have NEVER had five snow days!!!

Hope everyone out there keeps warm!

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